So much going on this weekend, but it's all been doable.
auditionstryouts for Thomas (after years of thinking/talking about auditions, I'm trying to make the switch to sound less an "orch dork" and more like a "soccer mom".);
- an overnighter for Emily;
- babysitting extravaganza for Amanda;
- a WIRB packet to be completed by me;
- finishing season 2 of Prison Break for Jack and Emily...
Yes, lots of stuff. Here are a couple of other things we did yesterday... I actually have pictures of these.
BASKETBALL. The Ravens dominated in another nobody-keeps-score YMCA basketball game. Our team is coached by Coach Doug, who happens to be the (very active) grandfather of one of the boys on the team. The assistant is Doug's son-in-law Tim who also happens to be the NTHS Rams boy's varsity basketball coach. We have it made in the coaching department, for sure. We also have it made in the "tall girl" department in the form of one lovely named Helena. She is a sweetie. And tall. And we're really glad that she's on our team. Look...
|This girl is really going to be an amazing player as the grades go by.|
|Some of the kids, Max, Raiden, Thomas, Haven, Helena; Coach Tim, Coach Doug|
|Thomas is #39 you see on the left. Our ref was Lawrence. We know him from the high school program at church where he is an intern.|
|Coaches talking to the kids at half-time.|
|Coach Doug is talking to Thomas and a couple of other players. Coach Tim is giddy with excitement as he day dreams about how close he is to the end of the high school boy's basketball season and how he can soon get onto better things, like coaching Lady Rams golf! (See Amanda's writing about golf here) Hey Tim, I think you better go get on the golf sweatshirt order, PRONTO.|
|Thomas, the Defender of The-Girl-in-Braids-Who-Keeps-Running-the-Stinkin'-Ball-Down-the-Court|
|There is the Braided Girl, at it again. No stealing of the ball in this league.|
|Thomas shoots, SWISH, and scores! Two points for the Ravens in the non-scored game.|
In classic form, I looked through it, ooed and awed at several of the recipes inside, and cooked something for dinner that wasn't really a recipe. Well, part of it was. The pizza crust part. The rest I made up. And here it is... Chicken and Peppers Pizza with Pesto Cream Sauce. Yum!
|The finished pizza|
|The finished pizza, UP CLOSE AND YOU CAN PRACTICALLY TASTE IT HERE!|
|See? Swarming to clean. I tell ya, it's the best. My family is the best.|